Biography

Professor Thomas Otte teaches Diplomatic, International and Military History.

He is the author or editor of some fifteen books, including, most recently, the award-winning July Crisis: How the World Descended into War, Summer 1914 (CUP, 2014); he has also has published numerous essays in edited collections and articles in leading journals, including the English Historical Review, Historical Journal, and History.

Prof. Otte has been an adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). He is a trustee of the Foreign Office Historical Collection, and is a member of the national executive committee of the British International History Group (BIHG) (www.bihg.ac.uk).

 

All Publications

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Otte, T.

(2016)

Postponing the Evil Day: Sir Edward Grey and British Foreign Policy

in International History Review

38.

pp. 250-263

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Otte, T.

(2016)

‘“Intimately dependent on foreign policy”: Joseph Chamberlain and Foreign Policy’

Palgrave MacMillan

pp. 17-47

ISBN 978-1-137-52884-1

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))


Otte, T.

(2015)

War, Revolution, and the Uncertain Primacy of Domestic Politics

The MIT Press

pp. 103-126

ISBN 9780262028998

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Geppert, D. (ed.), Mulligan, W. (ed.), Rose, A. (ed.), Otte, T.

(2015)

Entente Diplomacy v. Détente, 1911-1914

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

pp. 264-282

ISBN 9781107478145

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Black, J. (ed.), Otte, T.

(2015)

We are part of the community of Europe”: The Tories, Empire and Foreign Policy, 1874-1914

Ashgate

pp. 203-227

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Otte, T.

(2015)

‘Lord Salisbury and the Art of Leadership’

BiteBack

pp. 111-132

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Otte, T.

(2015)

‘The Long Shadow of the War: Sir Edward Grey and Liberal Foreign Policy before 1914’,

in Journal of Liberal History

pp. 16-24

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Otte, T.

(2014)

July Crisis: The World's Descent into War, Summer 1914

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 9781107064904, 9781107695276

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Otte, T.

(2014)

"Not getting his meals in the kitchen": Lord Acton's Quest for Public Office, 1892-1894

in History

99.

pp. 19-39

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Otte, T.

(2014)

The Outbreak of the First World War: Structure, Politics, and Decision-Making

Cambridge University Press

pp. 87-114

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Otte, T. (ed.)

(2014)

An Historian in Peace and War: The Diaries of Harold Temperley, 1900-1939

Ashgate

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Otte, T., Cortazzi, S. H. (ed.)

(2014)

Sir Francis Bertie and Japan

Global Oriental

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Otte, T.

(2013)

Introduction

Boydell & Brewer

pp. 1-21

ISBN 978-1843837800

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Otte, T.

(2013)

"The Swing of the Pendulum at Home": By-elections and Foreign Policy, 1865-1914

Boydell & Brewer

pp. 121-150

ISBN 9781843837800

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Otte, T.

(2013)

Détente 1914: Sir William Tyrrell's Secret Mission to Germany

in The Historical Journal

56.

pp. 175-204

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Otte, T.

(2013)

From "Can-Can Diabolique" to "Sitzkrieg": The International China Expeditionary Force, 1900-1

in Journal of Military History

7.

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Otte, T. (ed.), Readman, P. (ed.)

(2013)

By-elections in Victorian and Edwardian Politics, 1832-1914

Boydell & Brewer

ISBN 978-1843837800

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Otte, T.

(2013)

Lord Salisbury and Japan

Global Oriental

ISBN 978-90-04-24602-7

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Otte, T.

(2013)

"Outcast from History": The Fischer Controversy and British Historiography

in Journal of Contemporary History

48.

pp. 376-396

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Otte, T.

(2012)

Japan and the "Lesser Races" of East Asia: Late Nineteenth-Century British Diplomats and Constructions of Race

Martinus Nijhoff-Brill

pp. 127-151

ISBN 9789004237292

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Key Research Interests

I am primarily interested in the history of Great Power relations from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Trustee of the Foreign Office Historical Collection.
  • Fellow of the International History Institute, Boston University, USA.
  • Member of the national executive committee of the British International History Group (BIHG)